This Cancer Patient Just Turned 8, And She Would Love Some Birthday Cards

She has been through eight rounds of chemo and a kidney transplant.

At 8 years old, Olivia Enderle has already seen more time in the hospital — 282 days — than most people will hopefully ever see in their entire lives. That's because little Olivia is fighting neuroblastoma, a type of cancer that grows on nerves, often in the spine.

"At one point (doctors) said to take her home and just enjoy her because she has only a month or two left," Olivia's mother, Emily Enderle, said in an interview with WILX 10. "We said no ... and kept fighting."

After a kidney transplant last year, her family is grateful for every single day.

Olivia just turned 8 on Sunday, March 26, absolutely loves Elmo, and told her family that she wants some birthday cards. Redditors have started a campaign to send her some after Reddit user Robertparr posted an article to the Uplifting News subreddit.

We'd like to help out, too. We realize the cards will be sent after her birthday has passed, but we think a belated card would be just as welcome.

If you'd like to send Olivia a card her address is:

Olivia Enderle
133 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866


Happy birthday, Olivia. Many happy returns.

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